James Lambert injured Cathryn M. Stalnaker in a Port St. Lucie, Florida car accident on Monday, news sources report. Lambert, 62, does not appear to have sustained injury in the collision. Stalnaker, 19, sustained critical injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Police are currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the collision; so far, it is unclear who was at fault. It also remains to be seen whether a lawsuit will ensue.
Reports say the accident occurred at the intersection of Southeast Seafury Lane and Southeast Port St. Lucie Boulevard. Seafury Lane is a small, two-lane road, while Port St. Lucie Boulevard is a large, eight lane expressway whose opposing lanes are separated by a concrete median. Drivers turning off Seafury onto the Boulevard are required to stop at a stop sign.
The collision happened around 6:30 Monday morning. Stalnaker was behind the wheel of her 2005 Saturn in the northbound land of Southeast Seafury Lane when she started to cross the intersection. Lambert was traveling along the Boulevard in his 2007 Chevy Tahoe when he collided with the side of Stalnaker’s vehicle. It is not clear whether Lambert was required to stop at the intersection or whether Salnaker was violating the right of way when the accident occurred.
Rescue workers had to cut Stalnaker from her car following the cash. Eastbound lanes of Port St. Lucie Blvd were shut down for several hours following the crash, as detectives began their investigation and rescue workers labored to free Stalnaker. Once she was extracted from the wreck, Stalnaker was transported vial helicopter to a nearby hospital for treatment; her condition remained critical throughout the day and doctors did not say whether they expect her to survive. Reports did not say whether Lambert sustained injury in the accident. Traffic officials are investigating and have not said whether they will file charges against either driver.
In other news, a 40-year-old man sustained non-life threatening injuries in a multiple vehicle collision in Delray Beach on Monday, reports say. It is not clear whether there were any other victims. The 40-year-old victim had to be cut from his vehicle after it flipped over in the accident; he sustained minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Police are currently investigating and have yet to determine whether they will file charges.
The accident occurred around 8:00 Monday morning at the intersection of Northwest 3rd Street and Swinton Avenue. Reports say three vehicles were involved in an accident at the intersection, the details of which are not currently clear. One of the vehicles flipped onto its roof in the collision, trapping the 40-year-old driver inside. It is still not known what caused the collision.
Rescue workers cut the victim from his overturned vehicle and paramedics took him to the Bethesda Memorial Hospital. Reports say the victim sustained only minor injuries and is expected to survive. It is unclear whether the multi-vehicle collision injured anyone else. Detectives are still collecting information and have not said whether any driver was at fault.